My Anxiety Confessions

January 11, 2018 / 12 Comments

One of the first posts I wrote for my blog was about anxiety. It was written as a way for me to practice both free writing and vulnerability. It’s a fairly popular post people visit when perusing my blog, so I thought I’d write a sequel with a few of…

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Breaking up with Football

December 5, 2017 / 12 Comments

Five years ago was the first time I equated football with the Gladiator. Before then I thought of it the same way I thought of any sport. It had rules and risks. Players occasionally got hurt but overall, it was fun to follow. Breaking up with football wasn’t something that…

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Why Women Are Morbid Sometimes

December 1, 2017 / 39 Comments

I haven’t participated in the #MeToo movement but that doesn’t mean I’m not part of it. From “dick pics” to inappropriate workplace comments to being followed, I’ve been there. I’ve felt unsafe, unvalued, violated, and vulnerable.   I didn’t realize how much I’ve adjusted my life because of men until…

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Thanksgrieving is Real

November 23, 2017 / 20 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Or does it feel like more Thanksgrieving to you? If so, I’m thinking about you.   I read through a lot of blog posts this morning and most were filled with happy thoughts and pictures about how wonderful today will be. It seemed like there was a…

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Nasty Woman: Is That What I Am?

October 1, 2017 / 5 Comments

Recently I’ve been taking a fresh look at the nasty woman movement. I have a “Nasty Woman” T-shirt. I embraced the cause of keeping Planned Parenthood funded, which the t-shirt campaign supported. I’ve been wearing it proudly for the past several months. I remember the moment Hillary Clinton was called…

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The Wedges Between Us

September 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

I’m really struggling with something. Maybe you are too so I’m going to be brave for both of us and bring up the topic. The world feels very us vs. them right now. If you’re not with us, you’re against us. I don’t want to keep seeing the world this…

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Keeping Life Light and Fluffy

September 2, 2017 / 6 Comments

It’s Labor Day weekend! I love a holiday weekend, it doesn’t even matter what holiday, but I think Labor Day is one of my favorites. It marks the end of summer, my least favorite season, and the beginning of fall, my most favorite season. It also comes without expectation. No…

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Fear and Its Friend

August 25, 2017 / 3 Comments

I just crawled into bed after too many hours spent watching National News. I find hurricane coverage captivating because nature is amazing and I’ve always liked weather. Plus, it’s thrilling to watch newscasters and meteorologists report from the middle of a hurricane while trying to not get blown away. I…

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Are We Still Talking?

August 11, 2017 / 2 Comments

So, how are we doing? It’s been more than 6 months since, you know, things changed around here. Ok, the election, I’m talking about the election. So…how are things?   No really, how are you doing?   I know, it’s awkward to talk about sometimes. I’ll start. It’s been rough.…

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strong and capable woman

I am strong, I am capable, I am afraid.

August 9, 2017 / 4 Comments

I cut my own hair last night. It was so long and every time I took a shower I got angry at the mane hanging down my back, wet and tangled. I watched a tutorial, carefully parted my hair, tied it neatly together per the instructions, and then slowly mangled…

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